Fred Newmeyer


full name: Fred Richard Newmeyer
born August 9, 1888, in Central City, CO
died April 24, 1967, in Woodland Hills, CA


With this filmography, I'm favoring the cast and crew lists shown in The Harold Lloyd Encyclopedia by Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, which differ from the information shown in The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Until there is further evidence, I'm ignoring Newmeyer's alleged appearances in the earliest Lonesome Luke films, since Ms. Lloyd doesn't credit him with these.


Newmeyer went to school in the same one-room schoolhouse as Harold Lloyd, who was five years younger, but there was at least some overlap in their attendance. He was also acquainted with Robert McGowan during this early period while living in Denver. According to Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, Newmeyer became a baseball pitcher, and reportedly played for Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics before an arm injury brought a premature end to his career. It should be noted, however, that the baseball almanac published by the Sports Encyclopedia does not mention Newmeyer as part of the roster of any of the Athletics teams during this period.


1913

Newmeyer found work as a cowboy extra at Universal, where he became reacquainted with Lloyd, and also met Hal Roach and Charles Oelze.


1914

The earliest reference to Newmeyer in the Internet Movie Database is a J. Warren Kerrigan film of 1914. Kerrigan had joined Universal the same year.

Scooped By Cupid (supporting role)
Apr. 6, 1914 - Victor/Universal - 2 reels - J. Warren Kerrigan series
Credited as Fred C. Newmeyer.

1916

According to Annette D'Agostino Lloyd, Newmeyer was invited by Harold Lloyd to join the Rolin company in early July as a character actor. However, she also states that Newmeyer's first appearance was in "Luke Rides Roughshod," a July release filmed in March. IMDb adds three earlier Luke films to Newmeyer's list, "Luke, The Candy Cut-Up," "Luke's Late Lunchers," and "Luke's Society Mix-Up."

Luke Rides Roughshod aka Luke Rides Rough-Shod (small role)
July 10, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-1 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Mar. 14 to 21, 1916.
Luke, Crystal Gazer (small role)
July 24, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-2 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Mar. 24 to 31, 1916.
Luke's Lost Lamb (small role)
Aug. 7, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-3 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Mar. 31 to Apr. 5, 1916.
Luke Does The Midway (small role)
Aug. 21, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-4 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Apr. 6 to 12, 1916.
Luke Joins The Navy (small role)
Sep. 3, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-6 - Lonesome Luke series
Also listed for Sep. 4, 1916. Filmed Apr. 17 to 21, Apr. 24, Apr. 26 and May 2, 1916.
Luke And The Mermaids (small role)
Sep. 17, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-7 - Lonesome Luke series
Also listed for Sep. 18, 1916. Filmed Apr. 27 to May 3, 1916.
Luke's Speedy Club Life (small role)
Oct. 1, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-8 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 3 to 6, 1916.
Luke And The Bangtails aka Luke And The Bang-Tails (small role)
Oct. 15, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-5 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Apr. 13 to 17, Apr. 22, Apr. 24 and May 19, 1916.
Luke The Chauffeur (small role)
Oct. 29, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-9 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 9 to 15, 1916.
Luke's Preparedness Preparations (small role)
Nov. 5, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-10 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 15 to 18, 1916.
Luke The Gladiator aka Luke, Gladiator (small role)
Nov. 12, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-11 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 22 to 27, 1916.
Luke, Patient Provider (small role)
Nov. 19, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-12 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 31 to June 3, 1916.
Luke's Newsie Knockout (small role)
Nov. 26, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-14 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed June 5 to 12, and June 19, 1916.
Luke's Movie Muddle (small role)
Dec. 3, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-15 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed June 13 to 17, 1916. Also known as Luke's Model Movie amd Director Of The Cinema.
Luke, Rank Impersonator (small role)
Dec. 10, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-16 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed June 20 to 23, 1916.
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (small role)
Dec. 17, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-17 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed June 26 to July 1, and Sep. 15, 1916.
Luke Locates The Loot (small role)
Dec. 24, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-18 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed July 6 to 10, 1916.
Luke's Shattered Sleep (small role)
Dec. 31, 1916 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. A-19 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed July 11 to 15, 1916.

1917

IMDb also credits Newmeyer with appearing in "All Aboard," one of Harold Lloyd's earliest 'glass character' films. Newmeyer remembered quitting the Rolin company after Roach told him he was the worst actor on the lot. He worked for a short time at Fox with Henry Lehrman and Bill Campbell, and then after WWI began, he worked at a shipyard. Judging by the shooting dates, his departure from Rolin probably took place in October.

Lonesome Luke On Tin Can Alley (small role)
Apr. 15, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-31 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Dec. 18 to 23, Dec. 27, and Dec. 30, 1916 to Jan. 6, 1917. ©Mar. 16, 1917.
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (small role)
Aug. 5, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-34 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Feb. 16 to Mar. 7, 1917. ©June 27, 1917.
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women (small role)
Sep. 2, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-30 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Nov. 27 to 29, and Dec. 6 to 14, 1916. ©Aug. 8, 1917.
Over the Fence (small role)
Sep. 9, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-1 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed June 7 to 19, 1917. ©Aug. 25, 1917. Reissued Sep. 4, 1921.
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients (small role)
Sep. 16, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-32 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Jan. 8 to 16, and Jan. 21 to 27, 1917. ©Aug. 25, 1917.
Pinched (small role)
Sep. 23, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-2 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed June 22 to July 3, 1917. ©Aug. 25, 1917.
By The Sad Sea Waves (small role)
Sep. 30, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-3 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed July 7 to 20, 1917. ©Sep. 12, 1917. Reissued Aug. 28, 1921.
Lonesome Luke In Birds Of A Feather (small role)
Oct. 7, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-36 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Mar. 26 to Apr. 7, 1917. ©Sep. 12, 1917.
Lonesome Luke In From London To Laramie (small role)
Oct. 21, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-35 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Mar. 8 to 24, and June 5, 1917. ©Oct. 8, 1917.
Rainbow Island (small role)
Oct. 28, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reels - prod. L-4 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed July 23 to 30, 1917. ©Oct. 8, 1917. Reissued Aug. 14, 1921.
Lonesome Luke In Love, Laughs And Lather (small role)
Nov. 4, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-33 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Jan. 29 to Feb. 14, 1917. ©Oct. 19, 1917.
Lonesome Luke In When Clubs Are Trump aka Lonesome Luke In Clubs Are Trumps (small role)
Nov. 18, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-37 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed Apr. 9 to 25, Apr. 30, May 1 and May 9, 1917. ©Oct. 20, 1917.
Lonesome Luke In We Never Sleep (small role)
Dec. 2, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-38 - Lonesome Luke series
Filmed May 4 to 5, and May 10 to June 2, 1917. ©Oct. 20, 1917.
Move On (small role)
Dec. 9, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-8 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Aug. 27 to Sep. 1, 1917. ©Nov. 5, 1917. Reissued Aug. 21, 1921.
Bashful (small role)
Dec. 23, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-9 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Sep. 3 to 11, 1917. Also listed as L-10. ©Nov. 5, 1917. Reissued Sep. 18, 1921.
Step Lively (small role)
Dec. 30, 1917 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-11 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Sep. 21 to Oct. 1, 1917. ©June 24, 1918.

1918

By the end of January, Newmeyer was back with the Rolin stock company. For some reason, he was absent again from the Rolin company from April to September.

The Tip (small role)
Jan. 6, 1918 - RolinPathé - 1 reel - prod. L-10 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Sep. 11 to 20, 1917. Also listed as L-9. ©Dec. 8, 1917. Reissued Aug. 7, 1921.
The Big Idea (small role)
Jan. 20, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-12 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Oct. 2 to 9, 1917. ©June 1, 1918. Reissued Feb. 19, 1922.
Pipe The Whiskers (small role)
Apr. 14, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-27 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 8 to 11, 1918. ©June 24, 1918. Reissued Apr. 30, 1922.
It's A Wild Life (small role)
Apr. 21, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-26 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Jan. 30 to Feb. 7, 1918. ©June 8, 1918. Reissued Aug. 20, 1922.
Two Gun Gussie (small role)
May 19, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-29 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 18 to 19, and Feb. 24 to Mar. 3, 1918. ©June 1, 1918. Reissued Dec. 18, 1921.
The City Slicker (small role)
June 2, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-32 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Apr. 2 to 9, and Apr. 13 and 19, 1918. ©June 1, 1918. Reissued Aug. 6, 1922.
Sic 'Em, Towser (small role)
June 9, 1918 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-28 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 12 to 16, 1918. ©June 8, 1918. Reissued Dec. 24, 1922.

1919

IMDb also lists the Lloyd films "On The Fire" and "Ring Up The Curtain" in their Newmeyer filmography. In December, Newmeyer was given the task of directing the latest Snub Pollard comedy, and went on to direct on a regular basis, eventually phasing out his acting career.

A Sammy In Siberia (small role)
Apr. 6, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-73 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Jan. 23 to 28, 1919. ©Feb. 27, 1919. Reissued Dec. 31, 1922.
Crack Your Heels (small role)
Apr. 20, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-57 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Sep. 23 to 27, 1918. ©Jan. 31, 1919. Reissued Nov. 13, 1921.
Young Mr. Jazz (small role)
May 4, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-58 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Sep. 30 to Oct. 4, 1918. ©Feb. 27, 1919. Reissued Dec. 10, 1922.
Si, Senor (small role)
May 11, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-59 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Oct. 7 to 10, 1918. ©Feb. 27, 1919. Reissed Sep. 10, 1922.
Before Breakfast (small role)
May 18, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-60 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Oct. 11 to 19, 1918. ©Mar. 13, 1919. Reissued Jan. 1, 1922.
The Marathon (small role)
May 25, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-61 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Oct. 21 to 26, 1918. ©Mar. 13, 1919. Reissued Nov. 20, 1921.
Back To The Woods (small role)
June 1, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-62 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, 1918. ©Mar. 13, 1919. Reissued Nov. 27, 1921.
Pistols For Breakfast (small role)
June 8, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-63 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Nov. 4 to 9, 1918. ©Apr. 12, 1919. Reissued Oct. 30, 1921.
Swat The Crook (small role)
June 15, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-64 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Nov. 12 to 16, and Nov. 20, 1918. ©Apr. 24, 1919.
Off The Trolley (small role)
June 22, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-65 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Nov. 20 to 21, and Dec. 2, 1918. ©Apr. 12, 1919. Reissued Sep. 3, 1922.
Spring Fever (small role)
June 29, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-82 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Mar. 29 to Apr. 7, 1919. ©May 10, 1919. Reissued 1922.
Billy Blazes, Esq. (small role: waiter)
July 6, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-69 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Dec. 23 to 28, Dec. 31, 1918, and Jan. 2 and 7, 1919. ©June 19, 1919.
Just Neighbors (small role)
July 13, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-83 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Apr. 8 to 14, 1919. ©May 24, 1919. Reissued July 2, 1922.
Never Touched Me (small role)
July 27, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-68 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Dec. 18 to 22, 1918. ©Aug. 4, 1919. Reissued Oct. 8, 1922.
A Jazzed Honeymoon (small role)
Aug. 3, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-67 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Dec. 2 to 7, and Dec. 16 to 19, 1918. ©May 6, 1919. Reissued July 9, 1922.
Count Your Change (small role)
Aug. 10, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-70 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Dec. 30 to Jan. 6, and Jan. 11, 13, and 21, 1919. ©July 15, 1919. Reissued Aug. 8, 1926.
Chop Suey And Company (small role)
Aug. 17, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-71 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Jan. 7 to 11, 1919. ©June 24, 1919. Reissued Oct. 15, 1922.
Heap Big Chief (small role)
Aug. 24, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-72 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Jan. 15 to 22, 1919. ©July 22, 1919.
Don't Shove (small role)
Aug. 31, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-74 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 1919. ©Aug. 4, 1919. Reissued Nov. 26, 1922.
Be My Wife (small role)
Sep. 7, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-75 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 7 to 10, 1919. ©Aug. 4, 1919. Reissued June 18, 1922.
The Rajah (small role)
Sep. 14, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-76 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 12 to 17, 1919. ©July 22, 1919. Reissued Oct. 22, 1922.
He Leads, Others Follow (small role)
Sep. 21, 1919 ( Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-77 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 18 to 25, 1919. ©July 22, 1919.
Soft Money (small role)
Sep. 28, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-78 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 1919. ©Aug. 23, 1919. Reissued Dec. 3, 1922.
Count The Votes (small role)
Oct. 5, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-79 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Mar. 5 to 8, 1919. ©Aug. 23, 1919. Reissued Sep. 17, 1922.
Pay Your Dues (small role)
Oct. 12, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-80 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Mar. 10 to 19, and Mar. 21, 1919. ©Aug. 23, 1919. Reissued Oct. 1, 1922.
His Only Father (small role)
Oct. 19, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. L-81 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Mar. 20 to 27, 1919. ©Aug. 23, 1919. Reissued Nov. 5, 1922.
Bumping Into Broadway (small role: one of the voices off stage)
Nov. 2, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-1 - Harold Lloyd series
Credited as Freddie Newmeyer. Filmed April 21 to May 29, 1919. ©Mar. 18, 1920. Reissued Aug. 15, 1926.
Captain Kidd's Kids (small role: the Chinese cook)
Nov. 30, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-2 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed May 29 to June 11, and July 7, 1919. ©Mar. 18, 1920.
From Hand To Mouth (small role)
Dec. 28, 1919 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-3 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed June 17 to July 3, and July 9, 1919. ©Mar. 18, 1920.

1920

In June, Newmeyer began directing the Harold Lloyd comedies, at first in colloboration with Hal Roach. By the end of the year, he was receiving sole credit.

All Lit Up (director)
Feb. 1, 1920 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. H-17 - Snub Pollard series
Filmed Dec. 13, 1919. ©Jan. 31, 1920.
His Royal Slyness (small role)
Feb. 8, 1920 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-4 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed July 9 to Aug. 23, 1919. ©Nov. 22, 1919.
Raise The Rent (director)
Feb. 22, 1920 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. H-19 - Snub Pollard series
Filmed Dec. 28 to 31, 1919, and Jan. 5, 1920. ©Feb. 24, 1920.
Haunted Spooks (small role)
Mar. 14, 1920 - Rolin/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-5 - Harold Lloyd series
Also listed as Mar. 31, 1920. Sources vary regarding initial filming from Aug. 9 to 23, 1919, which seems to fit prod. L-4 instead. However, it's clear that some scenes show Lloyd before his hand was injured. Resumed filming started on Jan. 5, 1920, and continued until either Jan. 17 or 25, 1920, with possibly more filming on Feb. 9, 1920. ©Mar. 8, 1920.
Little Miss Jazz (director)
Aug. 8, 1920 - Rolin/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. G-5 - Beatrice La Plante series
Filmed Mar. 29 to Apr. 17, 1920. ©June 23, 1920.
Money To Burn (director)
Aug. 29, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. H-42 - Snub Pollard series
Filmed the week of June 10, 1920, and also June 28 to July 3, 1920. ©Aug. 28, 1920.
Get Out And Get Under (small role)
Sep. 26, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-8 - Harold Lloyd series
Premiered Sep. 12, 1920. Filmed May 5 to 20, June 1 to 8, July 29, and Aug. 3 to 11, 1920. ©Aug. 28, 1920.
The Sandman (director)
Nov. 14, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. C-2 - Vanity Fair Girls series with Eddie Boland
Filmed July 19 to 23, July 30 and 31, Aug. 30, and Sep. 9, 1920. ©Dec. 2, 1920.
Queen's Up (director)
Nov. 28, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. C-5 - Vanity Fair Girls series with Eddie Boland
Filmed Sep. 1 to 13, 1920. ©Dec. 22, 1920.
Number, Please? (co-director)
Dec. 26, 1920 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-9 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed June 29 to July 28, Aug. 9 to 19, Aug. 27, Sep. 8 to 25, and Oct. 18 to 19, 1920. ©Dec. 2, 1920. Hal Roach was credited as director, with Newmeyer credited as 'co-director.'

1921

Now Or Never (co-director)
May 5, 1921 - Roach/Associated/Pathé - 3 reels - prod. L-10 - Harold Lloyd series
Also listed for Mar. 27, 1921. Filmed Sep. 27 to Oct. 2, Oct. 9, 12, 28, 30, Nov. 1 to Dec. 3, 6, 8 and 13, 1920. ©Feb. 12, 1921. Originally scheduled for released Mar. 13, 1921.
Among Those Present (director)
July 3, 1921 - Rolin/Associated/Pathé - 3 reels - prod. L-11 - Harold Lloyd series
Also listed for May 29, 1921. Filmed Dec. 20, 1920, to Jan. 24, 1921, and Jan. 29 to Feb. 19, 1921. ©May 4, 1920.
I Do (uncredited director)
Sep. 11, 1921 - Roach/Associated/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. L-12 - Harold Lloyd series
Filmed Feb. 23 to Mar. 26, 1921. ©July 2, 1921. Originally scheduled for release July 24, 1921. At least one source lists Newmeyer as a co-writer on this film.
Never Weaken (director)
Oct. 22, 1921 - Rolin/Associated/Pathé - 3 reels - prod. L-13 - Harold Lloyd series
Filming began May 1921. ©Sep. 28, 1921.
A Sailor-Made Man (director)
Dec. 25, 1921 - Roach/Associated/Pathé - 4 reels - prod. L-14 - Harold Lloyd feature
Sources vary on the filming dates of Aug. 26 to Oct. 21, 1921, which may have been prod. L-15. ©Dec. 6, 1921.

1922

In between shooting dates for the first Lloyd feature "Grandma's Boy," Newmeyer directed the pilot version of the first Our Gang short, which was subsequently remade by Robert McGowan. Beginning in July, Sam Taylor joined Newmeyer as the two went on to co-direct many Lloyd features.

Grandma's Boy (director)
Sep. 3, 1922 - Roach/Associated/Pathé - 5 reels - prod. L-15 - Harold Lloyd feature
Sources vary on filming dates, which were either Aug. 26 to Oct. 8, 1921, with retakes Oct. 13 to 15, 1921, or Oct. 22, 1921 to Mar. 4, 1922. ©Apr. 27, 1922.
1. Our Gang (uncredited co-director)
Nov. 5, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-1 - Our Gang series
Filmed Jan. 3 to 17, 1922, with retakes Jan. 18 to 19, and Feb. 2 to 17, 1922. ©Oct. 11, 1922. Newmeyer directed the original pilot of the film, but not the final released version.
Dr. Jack (director)
Dec. 19, 1922 - Roach/Pathé - 5 reels - prod. L-16 - Harold Lloyd feature
Also listed for Nov. 26, 1922. Filmed Mar. 20 to July 10, 1922. ©Oct. 9, 1922.

1923

After filming wrapped on "Why Worry?" at the end of June, Lloyd left the Roach studio to start his own company. Newmeyer went with him.

Safety Last! (co-director/small role: motorist)
Apr. 1, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 7 reels - prod. L-17 - Harold Lloyd feature
Filmed July 15 to Oct. 18, 1922, with retakes Oct. 23, Nov. 29, and Dec. 1, 1922. ©Jan. 25, 1923. Added to the National Film Registry on Nov. 14, 1994.
14. Dogs Of War! (bit role: film director)
July 1, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-14 - Our Gang series
Premiered June 10, 1923. Filmed Jan. 12 to Feb. 10, 1923, with retakes Feb. 20 to 23, and Apr. 11, 1923. ©July 19, 1923.
Why Worry? (co-director)
Sep. 16, 1923 - Roach/Pathé - 6 reels - prod. L-18 - Harold Lloyd feature
Also listed for Sep. 9, 1923. Premiered Sep. 2, 1923. Filmed Nov. 13 to Dec. 30, 1922, Jan. 2 to May 25, May 26, and May 28 to June 20, 1923. ©Aug. 11, 1923.

1924

Girl Shy (co-director)
Apr. 20, 1924 - Lloyd/Pathé - 8 reels - Harold Lloyd feature
©Mar. 12, 1924.
Foolish Men And Smart Women (director)
1924
Hot Water (co-director)
Nov. 2, 1924 - Lloyd/Pathé - 5 reels - Harold Lloyd feature
©Sep. 24, 1924.

1925

After filming wrapped on "The Freshman" in March, Newmeyer left the Lloyd company and began directing films for other companies.

The Freshman (co-director)
Sep. 20, 1925 - Lloyd/Pathé - 7 reels - Harold Lloyd feature
Filmed Oct. 13, 1924, to Mar. 27, 1925. ©July 27, 1925. Added to the National Film Registry on Oct. 19, 1990.
Seven Keys To Baldpate (director)
Oct. 19, 1925 - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount - 7 reels
Premiered Oct. 4, 1925. ©Oct. 26, 1925.
The Perfect Clown (director)
Dec. 15, 1925 - Chadwick/First National - 6 reels - Larry Semon feature
Filmed late July to mid Aug. 1925. ©Nov. 16, 1925.

1926

The Savage (director)
July 18, 1926 - First National - 5 reels
©July 8, 1926.
The Quarterback (director)
Oct. 11, 1926 - Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount - 8 reels
©Oct. 13, 1926.

1927

The Lunatic At Large (director)
Jan. 2, 1927 - First National - 6 reels
©Dec. 28, 1926.
The Potters (director)
Jan. 15, 1927 - Famous-Lasky/Paramount - 7 reels - W. C. Fields feature
©Jan. 31, 1927.
Too Many Crooks (director)
Apr. 2, 1927 - Famous-Lasky/Paramount - 6 reels
©Apr. 2, 1927. Credited as Fred Mewmeyer.
On Your Toes (director)
Nov. 27, 1927 - Universal - 6 reels
©Nov. 21, 1927.

1928

That's My Daddy (director)
Feb. 5, 1928 - Universal - silent - 6 reels
©Nov. 11, 1927.
Warming Up (director)
Aug. 4, 1928 - Paramount - silent - 8 reels
Premiered July 15, 1928. ©Aug. 4, 1928. Musical score and sound effects added.
The Night Bird (director)
Sep. 16, 1928 - Denny/Universal - silent - 7 reels
©Aug. 15, 1928.

1929

It Can Be Done (director)
Mar. 24, 1929 - Universal - partial talkie - 7 reels - Glenn Tryon feature
©Mar. 16, 1929. Also released as a silent film.
The Rainbow Man (director)
May 16, 1929 - Sono-Art/Paramount - talkie - 10 reels
©May 17, 1929.
Sailor's Holiday (director)
Sep. 14, 1929 - Pathé - talkie - 6 reels
©Sep. 24, 1929. Also released as a silent film.

1930

The Grand Parade (director)
Feb. 2, 1930 - Pathé - 8 reels
©Mar. 11, 1930.
Queen High (director)
Aug. 23, 1930 - Paramount - 9 reels
©Aug. 22, 1930.
Fast And Loose (director)
Nov. 8, 1930 - Paramount - 7 reels
©Nov. 11, 1930.

1931

Subway Express (director)
May 1, 1931 - Columbia - 7 reels
©Apr. 2, 1931.

1932

By this time, Newmeyer was directing films on 'Poverty Row,' as it was called, working only for small film companies.

Discarded Lovers (director)
Jan. 3, 1932 - Tower/Capital - 60 min. feature
Endurance Flight (director)
c. 1932 - Van Beuren - 1 reel
©Feb. 13, 1932.
They Never Come Back (director)
May 10, 1932 - Supreme/Weiss - 64 min. feature
Premiered May 1, 1932.
The Fighting Gentleman (director)
Oct. 7, 1932 - Monarch/Freuler - 7 reels
©Oct. 7, 1932.
Gambling Sex (director)
Nov. 21, 1932 - Monarch/Freuler - 7 reels
©Nov. 25, 1932.

1933

Easy Millions (director)
June 30, 1933 - Monarch/Freuler - 56 min. feature

1934

The Moth (director)
Jan. 15, 1934 - Showmen's/Marcy - 7 reels
©Jan. 20, 1934. UK title: Seeing It Through.
The Big Race (director)
Feb. 14, 1934 - Showmen's/Screencraft - 7 reels
©Dec. 12, 1933. UK title: Raising The Wind.
Lost In The Legion (director)
1934 - BIP/Wardour - 65 min. feature
Made in the UK.
No Ransom (director)
Oct. 8, 1934/35 - Liberty - 8 reels
©Apr. 21, 1934. UK title: Bonds Of Honor.

1935

Late in the year, Newmeyer returned to the Roach studio, and would sporadically direct Our Gang comedies over the next two years.

Secrets Of Chinatown (director)
Feb. 1, 1935 - Commonwealth/Northern/Syndicate - 63 min. feature
Also known as The Black Robe. Made in Willow Park, British Columbia. The three company names derive separately from different sources. I think Commonwealth might have produced while the others distributed, but this is just a guess.
Scream In The Night (director)
Aug. 2, 1935 - Kirkwood/Commodore - 58 min. feature
Also known as Murder In Morocco. Reissued by Astor on July 29, 1943, after Lon Chaney, Jr., became famous.

1936

143. The Pinch Singer (director)
Jan. 4, 1936 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-35 - Our Gang series
©Feb. 6, 1936.
145. Arbor Day (director)
May 2, 1936 - Roach/MGM - 2 reels - prod. G-38 - Our Gang series
©Apr. 9, 1936.
150. General Spanky (co-director)
Dec. 11, 1936 - Roach/MGM - 8 reels - prod. F-12 - 'Spanky' McFarland feature
©Dec. 4, 1936.

1937

161. Mail And Female (director/writer)
Nov. 13, 1937 - Roach/MGM - 1 reel - prod. K-15 - Our Gang series
Filmed Oct. 22 to 27, 1937. ©Nov. 17, 1937. A studio memo indicates that Newmeyer was hired as a writer for this production.

1942

Rodeo Rhythm (director)
Mar. 13, 1942 - PRC - 75 min. feature
World premiere in Kansas City, MO (where it was filmed) on Dec. 12, 1941. ©Dec. 8, 1941. Credited as Fred Neymeyer.

1980

Rascal Dazzle (archival)
1980 - King World/Picture Scores - 93 min. - documentary feature
Includes footage from "The Pinch Singer" and "Mail And Female."

1984

Our Gang: Inside The Clubhouse (archival)
1984 - Lang/Camellia City Telecasters - 93 mins. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "The Pinch Singer" and "Mail And Female."

1994

Hal Roach: Hollywood's King Of Laughter (archival)
Apr. 7, 1994 - RHI/Disney Channel - 49 min. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "The Marathon," "Spring Fever," "Billy Blazes, Esq.," "Get Out And Get Under," "Never Weaken," "Grandma's Boy," "Safety Last!" and "Why Worry?"
The Our Gang Story (archival)
1994 - Film Shows/GoodTimes - 120 min. - video documentary
Includes footage from "The Pinch Singer" and "General Spanky."

1998

Hal Roach: The Lot Of Fun (archival)
June 27, 1998 - Film Preservation Associates/Kino Lorber - 133 min. - video documentary
Released on "Slapstick Encyclopedia Vol. 6." Includes footage from "Never Weaken," "Grandma's Boy," "Safety Last!" and "Why Worry?"

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My thanks to the following people for assisting with this page:
Rob Stone (for providing production numbers and shooting dates)
Matthew Lydick (for details about the "King Of Laughter" and "Lot Of Fun" documentaries)


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